Social Problems is the official publication of the The Society for the Study of Social Problems. It is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal published by University of California Press. It was established in 1953. Some of the areas covered by the journal include: conflict, social action, and change; crime and juvenile delinquency; drinking and drugs; health, health policy, and health services; mental health; poverty, class, and inequality; racial and ethnic minorities; sexual behavior, politics, and communities; and youth, aging, and the life course. Among Sociology journals ranked by the Journal Citation Reports, Social Problems was ranked 5th, with an impact factor of 1.796.